Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Louis & Hannah: Engaged! (West Michigan Wedding Photographer)

August 22, 2019



I've been holding onto this one for a little while, but it seems like a long time because it was such a fun session! Hannah and Louis told me they wanted to do something a little more unconventional for their engagement session and later suggested we spend some time at the Hudsonville Fair. Perfect! Themed sessions can be so much fun, and this idea kind of inspired me to be more focused on more of a story in my future engagement sessions. But back to the happy couple!

Hannah's two sisters both had me as their photographer for their weddings, so I've known her for quite awhile. I was thrilled when she and Louis decided on me for their photographer as well. We met (along with Hannah's younger sister, Emily) at the fair and started at the livestock barns. Louis's parents were there with their goats and helped us pick out a good one for photos. I know it was a good one because both Hannah and Louis got goat kisses right on camera.

We went on a few rides (carousel, mirror funhouse) and played a few games (balloon pop, pick-a-duck) and generally just had lots of fun wandering around the midway. Despite my flash units being a bit testy about things, we made the most of it and I LOVE this session! Next up, their wedding next August. Can't wait!



^Goat SMOOCHES.





^Kissing on the carousel is NOT easy!




^No color correction possible here ;)



^Time for some sweets!





^Winner, winner!









^"Shall we get a funnel cake, darling?"





Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hannah: Class of 2020 (West Michigan Senior Photographer)

August 21, 2019



Class of 2020, it's YOUR turn to shine! This fabulous girl was my very first GLAM senior session, and she rocked it. What better than your own personal make-up session before photos to make you feel that much more fabulous!

After Hannah was done with her makeup at About Face of Grand Rapids, we made sure to hit some quintessential Grand Rapids and Michigan type locations. We started at Reed's Lake and ended up in downtown GR, where we wandered across the Blue Bridge, along the river and into the city. Hannah was a dream to work with, full of her own ideas and great smiles. It was lots of fun working with her and her mom. We even took a little longer than planned because we couldn't resist!

I hope you have a wonderful senior year, Hannah! Make it memorable!





^Wildflower patch!


^Love the lighting!



^Avoiding bugs ;)



^Favorite of mine!



^Oh wait, I love this one too...




^A few quick casual shots now!





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